Judgment confirmed test for civil liability in competitive sports settings should be set very high

Browne Jacobson, acting for Fulham Football Club, has succeeded on appeal to overturn an earlier court ruling that the football club was liable for a sliding tackle made by one of its former under 18 players in the course of a competitive match.

The judgment in Fulham Football Club v Jordan Levi Jones [2022] EWHC 1108 (QB) confirmed the test for civil liability in a competitive sports setting should be set very high.

Matthew Harpin, Browne Jacobson partner, said: “This is a really significant decision dealing with the circumstances in which a court may reach a finding of civil liability following an allegedly dangerous or reckless tackle in a competitive game of football.

“We are delighted t...

Suzanne Townley
News Editor
Solicitors Journal

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